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Noah Centineo in talks to star as He-Man in Masters of the Universe
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Noah Centineo in talks to star as He-Man in Masters of the Universe

Noah Centineo, the star of TV drama series The Fosters and films such as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, is reportedly the man in the frame to star as musclebound hero He-Man in an upcoming live-action reboot of Masters of the Universe.

The popular 1980s animated series created by Filmation and Mattel has been the subject of a big screen adaptation once before, with Dolph Lundgren starring in Gary Goddard's Masters of the Universe film in 1987, but although the project to bring He-Man back to cinema screens has supposedly been in development since around 2004, attempts to create a new live-action reboot have stalled several times.

However, it now appears that Sony are gearing up for another shot at a new Masters of the Universe movie and Centineo is reportedly the studio's preferred choice to take on the role of He-Man. Band of Robbers director Aaron Nee and his brother Adam are in the frame to direct, with David S. Goyer serving as executive producer and providing a first draft of the script.

Centineo might seems like an unlikely choice, but the studio are apparently keen to find another role for the actor after he impressed in the new Charlie's Angels film directed by Elizabeth Banks, which is due to arrive in UK cinemas this October. There's no word as yet on who might tackle the role of He-Man's evil nemesis Skeletor, and while there's no fixed release date as yet it does appear that Sony are getting closer to putting Eternia's hero back on the big screen for the first time in more than 20 years.

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